This month’s health tip is on the spicy herb oregano. I’d heard the hype on the radio. I purchased a book on the topic. I’d even gone to Whole Foods to purchase the Wild Mediterranean brand mentioned. Since I hadn’t finished my research, I hadn’t taken any. Then a few nights ago after attending a late evening class, I began to get a tickle in my throat and started coughing. The cough continued and began to interrupt my sleep. It was so noticeable that my husband asked if I was okay, because rarely do I get sick. After he brought me a glass of water, I remembered the wild oregano claim to cure coughs. I immediately got up, put a few drops of the wild oregano under my tongue, put some Thieves oil on the bottom of my feet and went back to bed. I haven’t coughed again ‘at all’ and that was four days ago. I’m a believer!
Germicide, Fungicide, Antihistamine, oh my!
So, what ‘s so great about wild oregano? Well quite frankly, the claims are too numerous to name. According to Dr. Cass Ingram in his book, ‘The Miracle of Wild Oregano,’ Wild oregano is the most powerful herb, or rather, spice known.” Researchers claim that it is one of the most powerful curative substances known to man and that it will cure things that other synthetic drugs can’t even touch.
Dr. Igram also boasts that, “Wild oregano is a powerful germicide, antioxidant, fungicide, antihistamine agent, and antitussive agent. The latter means that it can halt a cough. It is also mucolytic, which means it dissolves mucous deposits.” In addition he swears that it destroys, “bacteria, viruses, fungi, drug-resistant germs, and parasites.” You’ve just got to check out all the things it can do for yourself. It appears to handle whatever ails you! And if any of you have a fungal infection, he has a protocol in the book to clear it without destroying your liver. Yes, it has the same name as the oregano you put in your pasta dishes, but its grown and processed quite a bit differently.
Claims to Be the Strongest Antibiotic Known to Man
In addition, the Curing Herbs website http://curingherbs.com/wild_oregano_oil.htm lists additional benefits of wild oregano oil, “Oil of Oregano, has been scientifically researched and proven to be one of the strongest and most effective broad spectrum antibiotics known to man. It is natural and safe to use. It will not create more mutant strains of bacteria. It effectively kills bacteria of every variety using only tiny amounts. It is also effective against fungus, parasites and viruses. It can be used externally and internally. There are no negative side effects. You need no prescription. It does not cost a fortune!”
If that’s not enough to get your interest, it also builds the immune system, kills internal parasites, is effective for colds, flu, shingles, herpes and warts. And, because of its heating effects works as an effective pain killer.
Another website on health remedies http://www.homeremediesweb.com/oil_of_oregano_health_benefits.php shares how wild oregano helps with skin infections, digestive disorders, and sinus infections.
As with all of my suggestions, check them out yourself. Everything I mention, I’ve taken. But you’ve got to do your own research. You know the drill. I am not a physician and can not prescribe anything to anybody. Consult your physician, yadayadaya….